Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Finger Paints Fall Fashionista Collection Fall 2011

Finger Paints' Fall Fashionista collection is all creme. No shimmer at all! I'm really surprised to not see a single shimmer or glitter, but also relieved that there aren't any frosts.


Catwalk Queen. NICE! A murky, dirty dijon mustard color! This is much more yellow than China Glaze Trendsetter (and it's a creme), Street Wear Dijon or China Glaze Classic Camel. It has a tan/cafe tone to balance the yellow and a very dirty/cloudy element that keeps it from looking stark or chalky.



Cordur-Orange. Hands down, my favorite polish in the collection. This may even become my top favorite orange, and that's saying something. This is the most perfect autumn orange. It's warm and cozy, not bright but not too muddy and has this most autumnal 'spiced pumpkin' look to it that's hard to describe. It's muted, yes, but also bold. Saturated. Very, very orange. But not neon, not pure pumpkin, not candy corn... I can only describe it as fall in a bottle. Love this SO much.


Haute Taupe. Light taupe creme, muddy finish, hint of purple but mostly grey and brown. I like it, but I'm still completely taupe'd out.



Military Green. Ooh, interesting. A light and very greyed-out green. Blue toned green, not yellow. Sorta reminds me of Essie Da Bush, but darker and bluer. It bubbled a little on me, but that's probably my fault for doing such a thick coat on the first coat.



Purple Pinstripe. Sort of a... berry purple? A medium red-toned purple with a dusty finish. Nice color, but not unique.



Raspberry Taffeta. (Spelled Raspberry Tafetta on the label, not sure which is the actual name) And this one's a true berry, strong red-purple look to it. DO NOT WANT.



Stunning Stilettos. Very light cloudy grey creme with a pale blue undertone. Again, pretty but not unique.



To-Teally Chic. This looks way more bright blue in my picture, but it's really a medium teal. More green tone. Think Barielle A Bouquet For Ava.



Vintage Velvet. A really dusty/smoky/faded light teal. Makes me think of Misa Dirty Sexy Money, but this is darker and bluer. Same dusty finish on a teal creme.


The formula on these was beautiful. They were very thick, but completely smooth and even. One coat opacity on all the shades except Stunning Stilettos. One coat! I love that. I did two anyway because I was curious. Long dry time, but all shades dry to a super glossy finish even without topcoat.

Overall... I feel indifferent toward the collection as a whole, but I am in LOVE with Cordur-Orange and quite fond of Catwalk Queen. Most of these are colors we've seen before, but the advantage these have is a one-coat opaque formula. That, and they're inexpensive. I do wish this collection wasn't so somber looking, but I see the theme they were going for. Maybe they'll do something more cheerful for winter.

I think these fall collections are starting to look depressing to me... Anyone else? Such faded, drab colors... And I do like drab colors but there's so many of them this year with no sparkle to balance them! Really have my fingers crossed that all the holiday collections will be sparkly and happy this year.

(These were sent to me for review.)

33 comments:

  1. Nice shades, I know you don't like berries but that Raspberry Taffeta looks good on you :) and I like the colour :)

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  2. I kinda like a few shades in this collection. You're right about the taupe shade, though - if you've seen one, you've seen 'em all!

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  3. BlingerNails, awe, you really think so? Thanks :D

    NeutraKris, yep, yep! As much as I love them, after the 1000th one they stop being interesting!

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  4. I agree about the flashless fall collections. Especially trying to come down from all the bright Summer colors. It's a big shift. This is a pretty collection but nor mindblowing or anything.

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  5. funny, i loathe berry colors too! the oragne one is very pretty!

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  6. I think I want four of these, your two favorites and Military Green and Vintage Velvet. I'm on the fence about Purple Pinstripe, I don't currently have a purple in that shade in my collection, but everything in between, oddly enough. Everything DOES seem muted and drab in these fall collections - and I ordinarily love that, but I could have used a little bit more bling.

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  7. I'm with you on the no frosts side!

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  8. Hmmm...I think Catwalk Queen is a hard colour to pull off in terms of skin tone for many people. A lot of these colours looks nice, but yeah, not anything that new. But I'm starting to wonder how many colours can "they" really come up with. Eventually we see it all....Great swatches. Thanks!

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  9. I NEED Military Green! I've wanted to get into the faded, dusty greens, but none of them were right for me. I think this one will be.

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  10. You make everything look amazing lol

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  11. They are so shiny, I understand you didn't apply top coat, did you?
    I love cremes but this collection is not "that" unique (I have many "dusty lavander", grey, teal, faded green in my mind) anyway you're right, at least there are no frost polishes!

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  12. Hmmm, may have to get a few of these...

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  13. GlitterM, it is a hard color to pull off, but it's so unique and special that it's worth wearing even if it looks odd! haha

    Nail Designs, why thank you :D

    Maisenzasmalto, That's correct, no topcoat at all! So shiny!

    Veronica, which ones do you like?

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  14. I like the haute taupe and the purple pinstripe, other than that the other colors are kind of boring me :(

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  15. I got these for review last night.... They're awesome! Weird, mine weren't thick at all! They all look great on you! I was surprised that I loved the yellow and orange.... those aren't usually my favorite colors!

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  16. It really is a lovely color palette but I wish so much they sprinkled in some different finishes to go with these creams. Cordur-Orange looks beautiful - it seems to glow! It reminds me of the deepest smoldering embers of a fire just gone out. Military Green looks promising in that it won't yield any lobster hands. It looks like an extremely flattering shade! As far as creams go for fall, these feel like my favorites right now. I won't be getting a lot of these due to probable dupes but I will be checking out Cordur-Orange, Military Green, and Catwalk Queen for sure. Absolutely beautiful swatches as always! <3

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  17. Thanks for the swatches! Love your favorites and Vintage Velvet. I can't wait for the sparkly holiday collections! Cremes aren't my favorite.

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  18. Please, please, PLEASE tell me! How do you shape your nails?? They are aamzing!

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  19. oh I love them all, and I agree the orange is goooregous :)

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  20. Catwalk Queen!!! Oh my goodness, I love it. :)

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  21. For the price point, I like a # of these...and I have not bought any of this brand before because they always looked like teen shades to me - least by the time I got into a Sally's and saw what was left over. I wonder when my Sally's will be getting these in? I am with you on my favs are the C. Orange and the Catwalk Queen...and that's saying something as I don't do yellows at all I cannot wear them...but this one has enough dejon to it that i think I can pull it off. Also the Military Green looks interesting. I like all the creams - not missing the shimmers at all...I am thinking we are getting back to some classic days with great cream shades out there again. Maybe it's a time of the economic reflections - less bling, more austere, tailored looks. I mean I can get away with a kind of way out shade if it's dusky and in a cream - when otherwise if it's all blinking at you - I cannot do it for professional days.

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  22. i really love the orange as well. the teal is pretty gorgeous, too. overall, i'm totally sold on finger paints polishes, definitely one of my favorite brands :)

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  23. It's funny how most of the brands choose the same shades for the same season! I can't help and wonder: do they do that in purpose or they lack on originalit? Anyhow, I like the Dijon look-a-like cream.

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  24. Even though the shades may not be unique, this is a fall collection I really like. Now I just have to find an etailer for Finger Paints over here :)

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  25. Am loving the Vintage Velvet

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  26. WOW, that yellow and pale green are amazing. I agree about the fall collections though. Where is the shimmer, duo-chrome and glitter we all want so bad?!

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  27. Military Green, Puprle Pinstripe, and Vintage Velvet are my favourites.

    Scrangie, you always make me want to buy more polish!
    - Mary

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  28. Hmm, there's quite a few of these that I like. Nothing crazy exciting but very pretty shades all the same. As soon as I saw Cordur-Orange though I squealed, how awesome is that color?!?!

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  29. Scrangie, Thanks for posting these. I couldn't resist and went out to Sally's today and got Cordur-Orange. Such a great color! I almost bought two, but didn't want to be too greedy, LOL!

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  30. Never buy this brand. I love these shades.

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  31. I hope you see this, but could you recommend a suitable dupe for Purple Pinstripe?

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  32. I saw this post and bought Cordur-Orange the very next day. I really like this color because it's not a bright orange. I have pale skin and auburn hair and I feel this is really wearable for me. I don't have many FP polishes but I'm having a little difficulty with application for this one. If I try to do a thin first coat, the bristles in the brush leave lines and it doesn't apply even and smooth. If I use a little more polish it seems to be too much and it gets on the sides of my nail bed so it looks messy. Anyone else have this problem? Any ideas?

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  33. I found the majority of these on clearance at Sally's today. I got 6 of the set for 1.99 each.

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